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Propaganda A Pluralistic Perspective (Media and Society Series) by Ted J. Smith

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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Propaganda,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Sociology,
  • Language,
  • General,
  • Rhetoric,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric,
  • Communication

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9593026M
ISBN 100275927431
ISBN 109780275927431

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" Released in , this was the first book that explored the use of propaganda as a government and business means of manipulating the masses. Bernays, the first public relations guru, was in charge of the US Committee on Public Information, which had the task of designing an ad campaign to make World War I look like a good idea. Somehow it worked/5(). But in this period, the term propaganda just meant information or something like that. So he wrote a book called Propaganda around , and it starts off by saying he is applying the lessons of the first World War. The propaganda system of the first World War and this commission that he was part of showed, he says. Propaganda dominated by the relatively small number of per- sons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million—who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the Size: KB. Created Date: 10/1/ AM.

Although allusions to propaganda can be found in ancient writings (e.g., Aristotle's Rhetoric), the organized use of propaganda did not develop until after the Industrial Revolution, when modern instruments of communication first enabled propagandists to easily reach mass audiences. His bombshellPropaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, politics, art, science and /5(3).   His bombshell Propaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, politics, art, science and education. To read this book today is to frightfully comprehend what our contemporary institutions of government and business have become in regards to Brand: Stanford. Propaganda and Persuasion, Fifth Edition is the only book of its kind to cover a comprehensive history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Building on the excellence of the four previous editions, the Fifth Edition has been revised and updated.

To read this book today is to frightfully comprehend what our contemporary institutions of government and business have become in regards to organized manipulation of the masses. This is the first reprint of Propaganda in over 30 years and features an introduction by Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National /5(7).   This book is an apologia for propaganda itself. Bernays begins and ends with a justification of propaganda as a means to bring order out of the chaos of modern mass democracy; he doesn't trust the crowd, the masses, but their beliefs, values and behaviour can be "regimented" by the public relations expert/5(). Get this from a library! Propaganda. [Edward L Bernays; Mark Crispin Miller] -- "A look at how government and corporations control how we think and act, Propaganda outlines Edward Bernays's vision for regimenting the collective mind. Originally published in , this manual of. Propaganda was central to National Socialist Germany. This page is a collection of English translations of Nazi propaganda for the period , part of a larger site on German propaganda.